Summer’s Secret Ingredient

Bayou Satsuma Rum – The Secret to Perfect Summertime Cocktails

Rum has a long history in the U.S., particularly along the Gulf Coast and the nearby islands of the Caribbean. Distilled from the byproducts of the sugar cane trade (namely molasses) before being aged in oak barrels gives rum a sweet bite and robust flavor.

That brings us to Bayou Satsuma Rum. You may not be familiar with satsuma oranges, but they are pretty similar to a tangerine. They are sweeter, darker in color and much more tender than typical oranges. And they add an extra level of refreshing citrus taste and aroma to rum.

Bayou Rum is distilled the old fashioned “sugar house” way – in copper kettles from unrefined cane sugar. As the name suggests, it is a Louisiana liqueur. The satsuma blend begins with the last satsuma orange harvest of the season when the fruits are added to the distilling process giving it a unique and delicious flavor.

While Bayou Satsuma Rum can be poured over ice and sipped on a warm summer evening, there are lots of other fun ways to enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite recipes:

Bayou Sidecar

  • 1 oz Bayou Satsuma Rum
  • 1 oz Bayou Select Rum
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup

Put all ingredients into a shaker and add ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugar rim.

Bayou Rum Rita

  • 1.5 oz Bayou Satsuma
  • 1 oz Bayou Silver
  • 3 oz Margarita mix

Shake and strain over ice.

Cajun Cosmo

  • 1.5 oz Bayou Silver
  • .5 oz Bayou Satsuma
  • 4 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Juice of 2 orange wedges

Shake, strain and then serve in martini glass.

Bayou Water

  • .75 oz Bayou Satsuma
  • .75 oz Bayou Silver
  • .5 oz coconut rum
  • .5 oz blue curacao
  • Juice of 1 lime wedge
  • 2 oz pineapple juice

Combine, stir and serve over ice.

You can find Bayou Satsuma Rum at Big Red Liquors locations across Indiana. Look for the gator and get ready to put a little cajun kick into your summer plans.

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